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SSS Opinion: A Smarter SDG 18

Jul 23, 2020 |

This op-ed is published in a joint endeavor between the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety (SSS) program, SpaceWatch and TXSLAPS.

2020 is a pivotal year for sustainable development and the start of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Decade of Action. This month, UN representatives hope to accelerate the SDG’s stunted progress during a high-level political forum, which is desperately needed so the world builds back better from the coronavirus pandemic.

Space organizations are active in these discussions. UNOOSASWF, and the MIT Space Enabled research group have highlighted the importance of space data. Others like the National Space Society and graduate students from Leiden Law School and Windesheim Honors College have called for an 18th goal for space.

For the rest of this op-ed by Nick Barracca, please read it here.